Also, I suppose we're going to go down fighting: everyone please vote for #8 as many times as digitally possible. What's 500 votes? If she wins, she can actually afford her visit to me!
I would like to thank peri_peteia for warning us West Coasters that Nickelodeon is FULL OF CRACK and began airing Avatar TEN MINUTES EARLY.
This show now refuses to suck! It is ON A ROLL. Team Avatar discusses what to do, and Sokka is unusually optimistic for reasons we never fully understand, honestly, and my Toph astutely decides that he's been brainwashed.
And then...and then...HOLY FUCKING GOD THEY STORM THE PALACE. AANG IS PRETTY MUCH AN EARTHBENDING MASTER NOW SOMEHOW AND KATARA WHIPS IT GOOD AND TOPH PWNS EVERYTHING AS USUAL. And Sokka...apologizes. I wish Sokka had done something, anything of note during that battle. I know it was a bending frenzy, but Sokka could have maybe knocked some guys out or SOMETHING. But I guess it was balanced out by Katara's little, urm, freeze/slide/flip/whip thing that took out like thirty guards in five seconds, which is THE MOST BADASS THING SHE HAS EVER DONE WOW. And Toph TURNED STAIRS INTO A SLIDE. And...that whole thing! They were UNSTOPPABLE. And I don't care that they seem WAY TOO POWERFUL ALL OF A SUDDEN because it was TOO FUCKING AWESOME. And they were in a hurry. And they apologized.
We finally meet the Earth King, and whoa. I'd thought he was deliberately ignoring the war, but Long Feng never bothered to tell him there was a war at all. Damn, dude. The "convincing the Earth King" section was generally pretty entertaining and funny, especially Sokka's "Long Feng is long gone!" Because I laughed and thought, "I bet he's been waiting to use that for a while." AND THEN.
Then things got REALLY WEIRD because suddenly there were all these CRAZY MESSAGES and EVERYONE WAS HAPPY and OKAY LET'S SPLIT UP OMG NO.
WAIT WAIT WAIT I HAVEN'T EVEN MENTIONED ZUKO'S AWESOME FEVER DREAMS WHERE AZULA AND IROH ARE HIS SHOULDER DRAGONS AND AZULA FREAKS HIS SHIT OUT BY TALKING ABOUT HIS MOM SLEEPING AND DID SHE KILL HER OR DID URSA KILL HERSELF OR WHAT WAS THAT ALL ABOUT AND OMG ZUKO THINKS HE'S AANG THE BOY IS GOING THROUGH ONE HELL OF AN EXISTENTIAL CRISIS.
OH NOES TOPH.
Sokka. Sokka. SOKKA. WHY DID YOU HAVE TO SAY THE WORDS YOU ARE NEVER EVER EVER EVER EVER SUPPOSED TO SAY ON A TV SHOW? ("Girls are waiting for us!")
OMG BEST ENDING EVER. I FLAILED SO MUCH. I LOVE AZULA. SHE IS SO FUCKING EVIL IT HURTS. BUT SUKI IS NOT DEAD. SUKI IS NOT DEAD!!
After Avatar, everything sucks. But this episode was pretty good.
Baltar had a 36!
Dixon! Eating noodles!
I'm not sure what to make of the Big Retcon. It didn't bother me as much as I thought it would, especially because they tried to downplay the significance of the fact that the Cylon attack was not completely unprovoked, as it had been presented for the last two years. But it did a nice job of once again asking whether humanity deserved to survive at all. Maybe the armistice would have lasted. Or maybe the Cylons would have followed their mission from God anyway.
And speaking of God: what the hell is up with Three? I loved the use of "Passacaglia," of course, but...she's trying to figure out what lies in between life and death? Trying to have a real spiritual experience? I never thought she'd become so interesting.
Roslin is evil. Hee. Making Adama go up there and Be the Hero despite feeling like a shit. She really knows how to punish a guy.
Also, I don't think I've ever found myself attracted to Roslin, but, damn, during that scene with Adama, I don't know what. She looked good.
Er, yeah. I don't have much to say. Sorry? Watch Avatar.